In quick succession, Singapore authorities recently announced arrests and launched investigations to look into several bad online behavior.In one case, a gang lured young single men into exposing themselves in front of Webcams and committing other unspecified cybersex acts before proceeding to blackmail them.
Decipher courtroom jargons, stay on the right side of IT law.
Called to the Singapore and English Bars, Bryan Tan has practised in two of Singapore's largest law firms and an international law firm. Bryan led many industry firsts including the first mass e-mail defamation case in the world, Singapore's first publicised telecoms competition dispute, a pan-Asian co-branded travel portal, the first privately-funded cable landing project in Singapore and the world's first registrar-level domain name dispute. His areas of practice include IT, telecommunications, biotechnology and bioinformatics, Chinese intellectual property, entertainment law and corporate work. He is also an author of Halsbury's Laws of Malaysia: E-Commerce. He also co-wrote the Singapore chapter of 'Digital Evidence' with Prof. Daniel Seng and is writing Halsbury's Laws of Singapore: E-Commerce.
Over the last week, three separate actions by political and business leaders in Singapore against a political Web site and a blogger have sent everyone scrambling for their defamation textbooks.These have unearthed some issues...
A lawsuit filed in Massachusetts, United States, may have implications on end-users who leave their Wi-Fi networks unsecured.San Diego-based Liberty Media, which produces adult content, has accused 50 or so people for negligence in allowing their wireless networks to be used for accessing BitTorrent to download a certain gay movie.
A while ago I wrote about what Asia needs to know about the Protect IP Act, as well as the Stop Online Piracy Act, also known as SOPA.It is also fascinating to watch the events of the last few days where SOPA and PIPA were on the verge of being introduced as legislation in the U.
The new year brought news that a prominent startup had folded and, with the newspapers incessantly warning of a worsening economic climate, I thought it would be good to reflect on some tips that startups sometimes ignore--intentionally or otherwise. There will be a myriad of reasons why startups fail, and attempting to answer all in one blog post is impossible.
Ever knocked off a few years in your online profile? Fifteen years ago, I posted a profile picture which had me leaning on the bonnet of a BMW convertible (it was my friend's).
Like I've always said, it has taken some time to come but when it comes, it will arrive in full splendor.Those of us monitoring the implementation of Singapore's data protection legislation would have noticed the deluge of official information which only points to its impending arrival.
Maybe it is the fact that my wife is giving a radio interview this evening on what it took to start her online maternity store. Or perhaps it's because I've been rubbing shoulders with a number of startups these past weeks at work that prompted this post.
I have not come to bury nor praise Steve Jobs--he was indeed (insanely) great at what he did at Apple, NeXT and Pixar. I wanted to talk about a fairly common occurrence for fast-growing tech companies--what happens when your talisman has to leave to answer a higher calling?
Among a raft of changes proposed to Singapore's Evidence Act, the removal of sections 35 and 36 concerning computer evidence is one that all technologists should look out for.The removal of the sections does not mean that computer evidence is no longer accepted as court evidence.